In 2003, she encountered strands of semi-precious stones and was inspired to make her own jewelry.
Not long after, her bold, chunky pieces were available at the Ayala Museum shop under the label Galleon.
In 2007, she joined the Guild of Philippine Jewelers' annual design competition- instead of a technical drawing, her entry was a watercolor illustration with a piece of poetry. She became one of the ten finalists, and had a chance to work with a fine jeweler from Meycauayan Bulacan- the home of gold jewelry in the Philippines- where her piece was executed in 18k gold. She won in the competition's Non-Traditional category.
From then on, she has been designing rough, irregular-cut, chunky semi-precious stone jewelry, set in brass and precious metal. Her works are inspired by past eras and the concept of the future. Her bold, raw and almost talismanic pieces reflect her passion for art and instinctive understanding of fashion.
Her work has been acknowledged by local top fashion magazine Preview, naming her as one of the Ten Promising Designers of 2009. She has been featured in the international daily WWD, and her works have been in the pages of US Vogue, Oprah, Marie Claire, Paper Magazine, JCK, among others. She is currently preparing a fine jewelry and objects-of-art line.